BMWTF: 2002 Toyota Solara
Anyone who reads this site knows that I’m not often left speechless…but here I am…at a loss for words. I’m also not one to just put a turd in someone else’s punch bowl just for the sake of it…but I’m also not one to beat around the bush. This is not a BMW 5-series or BMW 6-series…(which you can get for next to nothing) these days…so why would you drive this? Because this is America and we take our freedom seriously and our cars not so seriously…at least you’d have to, if this was your daily driver. Find this 2002 Toyota Solara with a starting bid of $3900 in Versailles, KY via eBay.
From the seller:
Bmw M5 kit on 2002 Toyota Solara Convertible. Custom car replica kit of BMW M5; front bumper, hood, fenders, rockers, Rear bumper, headlight. Colors-grey, white, red Drives great, no issues, no check engine light, ready to go! Great feedback and lots of interests at car shows and on streets! Definite eye catcher and head turner!
WATCH VIDEO HERE: ***** https://youtu.be/qN_xcTxb9j0
Kit body -$6,500 New roof- $2,200 fully functional Custom paint interior- $l,500 Custom leather seats-$2,500 Custom floor mats-$500 New wheels and rims- $2000 Lcd player and installation- $600 Custom paint and body work- $3,500 Custom exhaust- $600
New rotors, new breaks, new starter, new alternator, new hydraulic pump.
PLEASE ONLY BID, if YOU ready to BUY!! I’ve sold other cars trough ebay, have great reviews. Dont hesitate to Bid, but please be ready to make a deposit right away. Thank you for looking!
Plenty of custom updates and mods. Show ready! Priced to sell well under value! Read Less
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What sort of show would this mixed breed compete in if it is so “show ready”?
This reminds me of the kits to make a NA Miata look like a BMW Z3, when my thoughts were that the BMW would look so much nicer without all that busy “I got sideswiped by a shopping cart” Bangle stuff, you know more like a Miata NA.
Having lived with a convertible E36 for a long time, I can understand getting frustrated at dealing with the Rube Goldberg BMW top mechanisms. But trading these for Camry handling dynamics is not the answer – you can always get a coupe or sedan.
Years ago I was reading a car magazine’s review of the Toyota Solara convertible. When comparing it to other ‘verts, the writer called the Solara “the boneless chicken of convertibles”.
That stuck with me. A perfect description.
The person who buys this car is NOT getting it because they want great handling or acceleration (or fun to drive factor).
For that, there are real BMWs.
The person who gets this will use it as a sunny day top-down backroad cruiser. Something to just enjoy the day with.
The red under the sides of the hood is a bit weird, and I’m having a hard time with the taillights looking like they need cataract surgery….
But the I actually like the interior and the rest of the car. A whole lot nicer than many kit cars, and plentiful parts available for shade tree mechanics.
An interesting beast.
-Stan (who’s owned a convertible of some sort for the past 25 years. And before that, motorcycles).